Make the Dataflow Probe fully Linux compatible

Make the Dataflow Probe fully Linux compatible

I think the subject is self describing.... Make the linux probe have the same functionality as the windows Probe.

doronorbach Honored Contributor.
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doronorbach Honored Contributor.
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Would you need also discovery of windows servers from linux probe?

Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
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Hi Doron,

I think windows server discovery would be priority 2. First comes the unix/linux discovery and all the webservice-based discoveries but in the end this should also be possible.

M_vanderMeer Trusted Contributor.
Trusted Contributor.
I would like to see this feature also. We rather have Linux machines then Windows. Our whole UCMDB platform is HA Linux with Oracle on Linux and then I have almost 50 probes using Windows because we cannot discover Windows CI's without a Windows probe.
Visitor.. MR4

Hi all,

I also think that this feature is very important, especially with regards to our ITOM CDF platform and the ability to automatically scale discovery probes with Kubernetes. This is only possible if the Linux probe fully supports the discovery.

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Status changed to: Accepted

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Micro Focus Frequent Contributor
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That's good to hear!

Contributor.. TobyFruthParson Contributor..

A Linux-based, or even container-based probe would be a welcome thing.  If a free, linux-based product like Zabbix can perform agentless WMI discovery from its Linux-based app server, I think a Micro Focus CMDB probe running Linux should also be able to perform agentless WMI-based discovery of Windows nodes.  Also, PowerSehll on Linux is a thing.

Liu Die

Hi all,

Thanks for all the information.

I tried to assemble them into the following requirements for Linux Probe discovery.

Linux Probe Discovery Capability


  •    non-windows protocols
  •    windows protocols


  •    Classic vs Container/CDF Platform
  •    Manual install/auto-upgrade(Windows probe of classic deployment can be auomatically upgrade if the old probe is reachable)


  •    HW requirement/discovery capacity(XML enricher consumes a lot of resources which probaly need separately addressed)


  •    Probe service running under root
  •    Probe service running under non-root


Please feel free to let me know whether any important scenario is missing.

Last but no least, which user(root vs non-root) will the linux probe run with in your deployment? Is the non-root user mandate for company's security compliance?

Look forward to your reply.

Thanks a lot.



Trusted Contributor.. Martin Roeser Trusted Contributor..
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This feature would also be very important to us. Best practice would be a non-root user mandate due to security compliances in demilitarized zone environments.

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